School of Engineering
|Homepage:||Click to visit|
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|Class Status:||2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||2.7|
|Language Requirement:||none||Open to Non-UVa Students:||No|
|Enrollment Restricted to:||School of Engineering and Applied Science||Housing:||University dormitory|
|Language Courses Offered:||Yes||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Credit Type:||Transfer Credit||Program Type:||Direct Enrollment at foreign institution|
|Tuition Payments Made To:||UVA||Advising Appointment Required:||Yes|
|Education Abroad Advisor:||Ryan Hathaway||Application Fee:||Yes|
|Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||No||Subject Area:||Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Systems Engineering|
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology: School of Engineering
Since it's official opening in October 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energizing the community's transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time. An innovator in research and teaching, HKUST is the only science and technology research university in Hong Kong, and the only one to offer an all-PhD faculty. Its groundbreaking work in science, engineering, business, humanities and social science is successfully pushing back the boundaries of the information age. Such advances are assisted by the University's top-class facilities.
Making a significant contribution on a global scale has always been a priority for HKUST's School of Engineering. Ever since the QS/Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings were first released in 2004, HKUST was the ONLY Hong Kong institution that has been placed in the world's top 30 in the Engineering and Technology field every year. Our high international rankings confirm our standing as a leading academic force.
HKUST is located in the Sai Kung district of Hong Kong's New Territories, on a hillside overlooking Clearwater Bay. Often described as The City of Light, Hong Kong is the meeting place of East and West where the indigenous culture of Southern China comes into contact with some of the best arts and entertainment in the world. Hong Kong is also particularly well served in terms of performance venues and arts festivals.
The School of Engineering has six academic departments, all of which offer undergraduate programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (BEng). Exchange students are assigned to an engineering department that best matches their home major department. Curricula at HKUST are credit-based. On average, exchange students take five courses per term, adding up to approximately 15 credits. Students can choose a combination of courses across different disciplines to fulfill their academic needs, provided that they fulfill the prerequisites of the respective course(s) and meet all enrollment conditions.
All HKUST's approved courses can be found in the Academic Calendar. The language of instruction is English.
Not all courses are offered every semester, therefore a list of past course offerings has been prepared to provide insight as to which semester (fall or spring) a course is usually offered.
Students may potentially enroll in classes offered in other Schools but only with the permission of the instructor and subject to the availability of seats.
no language requirement
must meet pre-requisites for certain courses
Fall: September - December
Spring: February - May
Students will be accommodated on-campus as best as possible. Application forms will be enclosed in the admission package and should be submitted directly to the Student Housing Office by the designated deadline. For more information on on- and off-campus accommodations, please visit the Student Housing Office website.
International Student Homepage
UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
- UVA Tuition and Fees
- Host institution Room and Board
- International Airfare
- CISI Insurance
- Books and Supplies
- Local Transportation
- Passport and Visa
- Personal Expenses
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.